Hey Chicago, Sprint’s Network Has Your Back!

Dec 18, 2017

Sprint’s network ranks fastest in multiple Chicagoland cities from Ookla Speedtest including Naperville, Schaumburg and Tinley Park; Network upgrades at the most popular venues including United Center, Soldier Field, and Wrigley Field

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Once again, Sprint takes the win for 16 Chicagoland cities for fastest average download speeds by Ookla Speedtest, an independent internet performance testing and metrics company.1 In addition to the wins, Sprint has already completed network upgrades in almost nine of the biggest public venues in Chicagoland!

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Network upgrades where you need it the most, you can count on us Chicago. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Network upgrades where you need it the most, you can count on us Chicago. (Graphic: Business Wire)

“With our recent announcement that our Sprint Unlimited Freedom plans include Hulu, customers now have another reason to switch to Sprint,” said Jim Mills, Sprint President of Illinois & Wisconsin. “The Ookla wins prove that our network’s average download speeds either matches or exceeds our competitors, and our upgrades will give customers an even better network.”

Ookla Speedtest wins in the following Chicagoland cities:

  • Arlington Heights, IL
  • Carol Stream, IL
  • Downers Grove, IL
  • Evanston, IL
  • Glenview, IL
  • Hoffman Estates, IL
  • Lombard, IL
  • Naperville, IL
  • Northbrook, IL
  • Oak Brook, IL
  • Palatine, IL
  • Rolling Meadows, IL
  • Rosemont, IL
  • Schaumburg, IL
  • Tinley Park, IL
  • Vernon Hills, IL

What’s Sprint Network been up to?

Sprint’s LTE Plus Densification and Optimization toolkit includes technologies such as multiple carrier aggregation, beamforming, and HPUE, along with small cell solutions such as Sprint Magic Box, airpoles, and strand mounts. This broad toolkit enables Sprint to quickly roll out targeted, capital efficient capacity in its network to improve service and meet customer’s growing demand for Unlimited data.

“Customers will notice a significant boost in service at their favorite Chicago venues,” said Scott Santi, Sprint Vice President of Network. “Whether they are watching the Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls or a concert, they can count on Sprint to enhance their experience.”

Network upgrades in the following Chicagoland public venues:

  • Gurnee Mills
  • Hawthorne Mall
  • Michigan Plaza
  • Midway International Airport
  • O’Hare International Airport
  • Soldier Field
  • United Center
  • Woodfield Mall
  • Wrigley Field

Curious about Hulu?

Sprint’s Unlimited Freedom now includes access to Hulu’s popular Limited Commercials plan for new and existing customers.2

With this new collaboration, Sprint is offering the best price for unlimited entertainment with today’s most buzzed-about streaming TV service, Hulu. Sprint Unlimited customers will have access to Hulu’s enormous offering of thousands of hit TV series and movies, including The Good Doctor, this season’s #1 new drama; This is Us, broadcast’s #1 drama overall; the Emmy® Award-winning comedy Atlanta; fan favorites like Family GuyThe Voice and Fear the Walking Dead; and entire series runs of beloved shows like SeinfeldFull HouseFamily Matters and Boy Meets World.

In addition, Sprint Unlimited customers will enjoy all of Hulu’s acclaimed Originals, including its multi-Emmy® Award-winning drama The Handmaid’s Tale. Sprint Unlimited plus Hulu equals the best price on fully featured unlimited entertainment with the TV shows and movies we all love.3

About Sprint:

Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served 54 million connections as of Sept. 30, 2017 and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.

1 Average download speed based on Ookla’s analysis of Ookla’s Speedtest Intelligence data on Sept. 1, 2017 to Nov. 30, 2017 for all mobile results.
2 One Hulu Limited Commercials plan per eligible Sprint account.
3 Compared to similar unlimited plans from national carriers. Carrier features differ.

Source: Sprint

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Yui Namiki, 312-523-1532

Yui.Namiki@sprint.com